Sclerotherapy is considered the treatment of choice for telangiectasia, commonly known as spider veins. The minimally-invasive procedure can improve spider vein-related symptoms such as aching, swelling, burning, and night cramps. Treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take up to two months to see the full results.
Q: How long is a treatment?
A: Typically a treatment session is 30 minutes.
Q: Do I need to wear compression stockings, and if so, for how long?
A: Compression stockings are an option, but compression bandages are also an option. We usually have you wear them 2-4 days, depending on the size of your blood vessels.
Q: How soon should I see results?
A: Sometimes you see immediate results, but it can take up to 2 months to see the full effect.